DownsizeDC.org
July 24, 2006
No warrant? No search.
By Perry Willis

Today's Downsizer-Dispatch . . .

Give government an extraordinary power for the purpose of doing good, and someone will eventually use it to do something extraordinarily bad. But it's worse than that . . .

The good thing you wanted done may never happen at all.

Does government make competent use of the powers it already has? We think not. Would government do a better job if it did less, and focused more? We think so.

Incompetent use of extraordinary government power creates emergencies. Emergencies justify new and bigger powers. The new and bigger powers create still more and bigger emergencies. And so it goes, step-by-step, until government is omnipotent and omni-INCOMPETENT and the people are crushed.

Those who trade liberty for security make a bad bargain. So it has been in the past. So it is now. So it will be in the future. It's time to say no to this bad bargain.

Senator Specter and Vice President Cheney are negotiating a back-room deal that would give the President the power to spy on Americans without a warrant. When the closed doors open and the bill comes forth, it will be rushed to a vote. The time to oppose warrant-less searches is RIGHT NOW. Send your message opposing this extraordinary new power by clicking here.

Thank you for being a DC Downsizer.

Perry Willis Communications Director DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

Filed under Downsizer Dispatch
Blog commenting is currently under construction. In the meantime, you can send an email if there's something you'd like to tell us.

What Can We Do For You?

We can help you downsize the federal government, if you want that. All you have to do is join. It's free! In return...

We'll give you an army.

We're recruiting a huge army of supporters to work for what you want.

We'll give you influence.

The Downsize DC Army will exert relentless, resistance-numbing pressure on Congress.

We'll make your voice heard.

We'll use our growing army to make your beliefs heard by everyone, everywhere, every day.

We'll give you winning strategies.

Ideas like our "Read the Bills Act" and the "One Subject at a Time Act" will give you the leverage to win the public debate, control Congress, and Downsize DC!

We'll give you powerful tools.

  • Your free membership includes a subscription to our free email newsletter, the Consent Chronicle, which national talk show host Jerry Hughes calls by far the best newsletter he receives.
  • You'll be able to use our Educate the Powerful SystemSM to pressure Congress. It's easy. All it takes is a few mouse clicks and keyboard strokes. You can do it in your bathrobe while you're drinking your morning coffee, or during a break at work.
  • You'll also gain access to our 16-page strategy document, "The Downsize DC Vision." You'll learn about important insights like "ignoring an axiom," and powerful strategies like "picking off the herd." One reader called this document "the unified field theory" of political change.

To gain these benefits, just enter your email address in the box below and hit Subscribe!

Subscribe to the Consent Chronicle
Enter your email address twice: